Employment at Asheville Waldorf  School

Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with a booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! The Asheville Waldorf School  (formerly Azalea Mountain School) became a member of AWSNA at the end of its seventh year; we are rapidly growing into our eighth year with an enrollment of at least 140 children.

The Asheville Waldorf School will be entering its ninth school year. In the 2019/20 school year, we will be offering multiple parent-child classes, four nursery classes, three kindergartens, and grades First through Sixth/Seventh. Our growth has been consistent, and our class sizes are healthy. The recent expansion allowed us to fill three new Early Childhood classrooms to capacity with the extensive wait list we had acquired prior to it.
The Asheville Waldorf became an associate member of WECAN in 2017 and of AWSNA in 2018. Our organization consists of a cohesive and striving Faculty, a Board of Directors that draws members from both the Parent body and the community, a committed Administration, and a loving and involved community of parents and families.

We are currently hiring:

Handwork Teacher

The Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a Handwork Teacher for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. Handwork is taught in Grades 1 through 7, and the curriculum reflects age-appropriate lessons and projects that meet the students’ changing developmental needs and inspire a love for learning.

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Qualifications:

Strong handwork skills in knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, sewing required.

The handwork skills taught at AWS evolve from simple knitting (1st and 2nd grade), through crocheting (3rd grade), cross-stitching (4th grade), multi-needle knitting (5th grade) and, in Middle School, hand sewing and machine sewing of dolls and simple clothing.

This is a part-time salaried position. Each grade has Handwork two periods per week, so the paid periods will be roughly 12 hours per week, distributed Monday-Friday between 11am – 3pm. The Handwork teacher will have the support in curriculum planning and mentorship from previous handwork teachers if needed.

The ideal candidate will have excellent classroom management abilities, effective communication skills, and professional striving. We seek a candidate who has relevant teaching experience, a deep love for working with children, and effective teaching skills that nurture and help develop capacities in children.

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org
or
Asheville Waldorf School Hiring Committee
587 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Games Teacher

Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a part-time Games teacher for students in Grades 6/7. This position
will involve teaching two 40-minute classes a week. It also includes paid prep time/week and attendance
of subject teacher meetings and monthly all staff meetings.

Games and movement in the Waldorf curriculum are critical in shaping physical and inner growth, as
well as social and emotional development.

The middle school games and movement classes focus on disciplined steadfastness to the rules of
games, achieving strength, speed, and endurance, and emphasizing the honor of
sportsmanship. Tactical, as well as physical, the ability is infused into the activities. Team games, personal
fitness, and the benefits of regular practice are taught and enjoyed. Games of a social nature are also
introduced to give the many social challenges of this age a possibility of resolution. Along with team
sports, the middle-schoolers will enjoy learning circus skills such as unicycling and juggling and
gymnastics.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Physical Education teaching experience
  • Spatial Dynamics training is preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Related prior job experience, including experience working with elementary and/or middle
    school students
  • Must be energetic, reliable, and flexible
  • Waldorf teaching experience preferred

This is an hourly, part-time position. The exact schedule will depend upon the school needs and the
availability of the person hired for this position.

We are looking for applicants who can commit to our school community for at least the duration of the
2019-20 school year.

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org
or
Asheville Waldorf School Hiring Committee
587 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Woodworking Teacher

Asheville Waldorf School is seeking a part-time Woodworking instructor for students in Grade 6/7. This
position will involve teaching one class (a double subject period of 85 minutes) a week. It also includes
one hour of paid prep time/week and attendance of subject teacher meetings and monthly all staff
meetings.

Woodworking develops creativity, three-dimensional thinking, and the art of patience. A child’s
discipline, accuracy, and confidence are strengthened as a purposeful object emerge from the wood.
The effort that they put forth for a project that they love can be transferred to any task they engage
in, in the future.

The Waldorf woodworking curriculum includes tree identification and understanding of wood uses, the
study of concave and convex shapes, the carving of bowls and spoons using hand tools, the creation of
more complex projects using joinery techniques, as well as both individual and collective projects that
the students design themselves as their skills develop.

The Waldorf Woodworking teacher helps our students to develop the skillful use of hand tools such as
saws, rasps, gouges, and mallets. The position includes care and maintenance of the tools. Power tools
are typically not a part of the Waldorf woodworking curriculum.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Woodworking skills, using hand tools
  • Woodworking teaching experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Related prior job experience, including experience working with elementary and/or middle
    school students
  • Must be energetic, reliable, flexible and hands-on
  • Waldorf teaching experience preferred

This is an hourly, part-time position. The exact schedule will depend upon the school needs and the
availability of the person hired for this position.
We are looking for applicants who can commit to our school community for at least the duration of the
2019-20 school year.

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:
hiring@ashevillewaldorf.org
or
Asheville Waldorf School Hiring Committee
587 Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806

Part-time Janitor/Cleaning Position

Asheville Waldorf School is looking for a professional cleaner. The right individual will have a strong work ethic, attention to detail, must be trustworthy, dedicated and dependable.

The ideal candidate is someone who loves to clean, is aware of environmental cleaning products and cares deeply about our school and the children.

The position is part-time, approximately 18-20 hours per week, evenings and weekends. The position is hourly paid as an independent contractor and not considered as an employee of AWS.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with commercial cleaning

  • Preferred previous experience with the cleaning of schools

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to:

businessmanager@ashevillewaldorf.org